Have you ever seen a leopard seal?

By treetops ยท 5 replies
Dec 30, 2011
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  1. They are pretty cool didn't really know about em til recently. They weigh around 1200 pounds max. Heres some Photos.
    And some videos if anyone else is as intrigued by them as me.
    and here

    If anyone knows a documentary about em shoot me a link!

    p.s. the second video kinda sucks
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Wow - that's crazy. Not sure if I wanna pet it or run away.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    We get them here on occasion. They usually come ashore if injured- or sometimes on a rest stop.
    The local (Napier) Marineland sealife park used to take them in if injured. Seen them during feeding time or when they've been moved from pen to pen. Not as visually impressive as Elephant seals, but they do have an impressive array of teeth.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,073   +219

    Next time I go to cali I'll have to check them out if they are actually there, but I am pretty sure they don't go to such a warm climates. I live in Arizona so I very rarely see any wildlife bigger then a skinny coyote.

    @divided I'm jealous thats so cool :).
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    The waters off Monterey, CA are as deep as the Grand Canyon so there's lots
    of marine research there. BTW; that's also where the USS Macon was lost

    Avalon is on the S.E tip of Santa Catalina Is. and bottom drops 100s of feet just off shore. No one gets into the water without a wetsuit.

    Morro Bay would be warmer the either of the other two, due to the shallowness of the continental shelf in this location.

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